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Media theorists and theories of representation and implications of media.

Cohen
Deviancy amplification spiral
A cycle of increasing number of reports on a category of anti-social behaviour or some other
undesirable event, leading to moral panic.

Moral Panic
Society seems to be subject every now and then to periods of…

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this activity of reproducing order takes place. It involves the constitution of the normal adult and the
normal youth and the relationship between two. The deviant youth helps patrol the boundries.

Media representations of youth help maintain social order and hegemony

Goffman
Identity is the presentation of self

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